Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, March 25, 32 days before the NFL draft.
Redskins with opportunities
The Redskins have made some free agent moves and there are some moves they have not made. Both the signings and non-signings have ripple effects on the rest of the roster. Here are some of the young the players who are most affected so far.
OLB Ryan Anderson—Even though the Redskins may sign Pernell McPhee they still need Anderson, their second-round pick last year who logged no sacks as a rookie, to play a role. The coaches have confidence that Anderson will put in the work and be a factor this year.
S Deshazor Everett—DeAngelo Hall apparently won’t be back and the Redskins have made no effort to replace him with a veteran free agent. That could mean that Everett will be the first safety off the bench, a key role given that Montae Nicholson has yet to demonstrate that he can stay on the field consistently.
G Arie Kouandjio—He’s going into his fourth year and he hasn’t established himself as a starting caliber player. The 2015 fourth-round pick is at the top of the depth chart at left guard right now. There has been talk that the Redskins are looking for a low-priced veteran option and Kouandjio likely would get an opportunity to compete for the starting job.
CB Fabian Moreau—The Redskins did sign Orlando Scandrick but his contract does not indicate that he is being counted on to be more than a role player. He and Moreau, a third-round pick last year, likely will compete for snaps. Joshua Holsey, a seventh-round pick in 2017, also will be in the mix for playing time.
WR Maurice Harris—The top three receivers are set with Josh Doctson, Paul Richardson, and Jamison Crowder. Right now, the fourth spot is wide open. Harris, who has had some playing time over the last couple of years but never a consistent role, will have his chance to earn a good share of the 600 snaps that the departed Ryan Grant played last year.
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